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  • May 4, 2015

    Posted by Paul Branagan at 5/4/2015

    Week of May 4 – May 8, 2015

    Hello Sachems! I hope you had a great weekend! I want to take a moment and reflect on how awesome it is to be a Sachem! This past week, I had the chance to watch out school come together to celebrate our Special Olympic Athletes, and once again, you showed your true spirit. What a great feeling! You have created such an inclusive school, and I could not be more proud of each of you! Continue to make our school the best it can be…it does not go unnoticed! This week is a very important week at the high school. We begin the very important AP Testing this week and I want to wish all of our AP students much success on their exams. You can do this! Make us proud! Also, as our sophomores have their two weeks of preparation for their Math MCAS…I hope you will stay after school this week for the MCAS review sessions! Here are few items for the week ahead.

    1. Sachem Shout-Out:
      • A special shout-out to all of our students who participated in the SAT’s this weekend at MHS!
      • Job well done to the 40 juniors who participated in the EPP Test for Math, which took place this past week. I am so proud of how serious you took this exam! I will have your scores early next week!
      • Thank you to everyone who came out to support the MASBA Golf Tournament this weekend! 
      • To the members of the Student Council for planning such a tremendous Pep Rally on Friday! Also, to the numerous performance groups for your incredible performances.
      • Congratulations to the MHS YESS Club for receiving a major award from the Massachusetts State House for your incredible work within our school for engaging in environmental awareness. I am so excited for your visit to the State House on May 11th. Good stuff!
      • To the many student council members who worked the Town Meeting as vote counters! Your civic duty does not go unnoticed! Thank you!
      • Congratulations to the Class of 2017 for an incredible Paint Night last week! Job well done!
      • Thank you to the Sachems that participated in the Walk for Hunger in Boston on Sunday! You really are difference makers! 
    1. Class Officer Nomination ~ May 8
      • Class officer nomination papers are due to back to my office no later than 2:00pm on Friday, May 8th.  Election speeches and voting are scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 14th during Blocks 1 & 2. Confirmation of candidates will be available early next week. 
      • There is still time to be the voice for your class! Run for office!
    1.  American Red Cross Blood Drive ~ May 7
      • The Student Council will host their annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 7th in the MHS Gym. This is the last call for sign-ups to donate blood. Please see the table in the cafeteria during all lunches early this week. 
      • You must have an appointment to give blood…walk-ins are not accepted!
    1. Class of 2015 Student Speaker Try-outs:
      • Members of the Class of 2015…represent your class at graduation or at the other senior events by being named one of the senior speakers. Please sign up with me in the main office for your interest. Speeches will need to be presented to a committee and our speakers will be determined based on the speech and the message that you are sending to capture the essence of the Class of 2015. Do not miss out on this great opportunity!
    1.  Academic Honor Society Induction ~ Tuesday, May 5th
      • MHS will be honoring close to 140 students into the numerous Academic Honor Societies that MHS provides. This event will begin at 7:00pm in the MHS Auditorium. Congratulations to all of those who will be inducted on Tuesday evening!  Could not be more proud to celebrate your academic accomplishments!
    1.  Math MCAS ~ May 19 & 20
      • We are counting down the days when the Class of 2017 will participate in the Math MCAS exam. I expect that each of you are focused and engaged during the last week of classes before this very important exam. Remember…we expect you do to the best you can and achieve excellence. 
      • As a reminder, Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Long and the Homework Team will be offering tutoring services for any student this week to prepare for this every important exam. The MCAS Project will take place each Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00pm in the MHS Library 
    1.  Let’s Help Children In Need:
      • Please help support children in need! There is a box in the main office that needs to filled with new pajamas The goal is to collect 25 pairs of pajamas for boys and girls. Please help fill the box with new pairs of pajamas! The box is located by Mrs. Bettencourt’s desk!
    1. Home Games this week!
      • Baseball

                                           i.    Monday, May 4 ~ Hanover ~ 4:00pm

                                          ii.    Wednesday, May 6 (Freshmen) ~ Silver Lake ~ 3:30pm

                                         iii.    Thursday, May 7 ~ Scituate ~ 4:00pm

      • Softball

                                           i.    Wednesday, May 6 ~ Silver Lake ~ 3:30pm

                                          ii.    Thursday, May 7 ~ Rising Tide (Freshmen) ~ 3:30pm

                                         iii.    Friday, May 8 ~ Plymouth South (Freshmen) ~ 3:30pm

      • Boys Tennis

                                           i.    Monday, May 4 ~ Hanover ~ 4:00pm

                                          ii.    Friday, May 8 ~ Scituate ~ 4:00pm

      • Girls Tennis

                                           i.    Wednesday, May 6 ~ Silver Lake ~ 3:30pm

      • Track

                                           i.    Tuesday, May 5 ~ Hanover ~ 4:00pm

      • Lacrosse

                                           i.    Monday, May 4 ~ Hingham ~ (Girls) ~ 4:00pm 

      • Good luck to all of our athletes for your away games as well. J

    Have a great week and be good to each other! 



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